Pricing and Conditions

Adult $39.00 - $229.00
(12 year(s) and under)
$10.00 - $40.00
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Shuttle, meals, accommodation, bike transport, guided rides and accessories.

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All special offers are subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance.

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Refer to our website Our cancellation policy will be included in your booking confirmation order details.

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Come on an electric adventure along the majestic Waikato Te Awa, New Zealand's longest river! Join us for a curated 1-3 day experience on Te Awa 'The Great New Zealand River Ride' or Waikato River Trail. This incredible journey begins or ends at the northern trailhead, just an hour's drive from Auckland Airport in Ngāruawāhia, and takes you through key attractions such as The Hamilton Gardens, The Velodrome, and Cambridge before concluding or commencing at Lake Karapiro. Choose from our carefully crafted packages that include everything you need for a seamless Mighty Waikato River experience. From bikes to kayaks, thrilling jet boat rides, delicious meals, accommodations, and transportation – we have it all covered. Welcome to River Riders.

Opening times

Business hours:
Retail & Service: 10am to 4:30pm. Rentals & Tourism: By booking (Flexible hours).
Months of operation:
All months of the year


Hamilton Gardens, Gate 2, Camellia Carpark, Hamilton, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Auckland International Airport (to Ngaruawahia depot): 1.15 hours (95km) - Hamilton Airport (to Cambridge or Hamilton depot): 13-20mins (15-16km).
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
5min walk.
decisions Proximity to town:
All 3 locations are walking distance from town. All of our 3 locations along the river have parking & facilities.

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